SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, FAMILY BACKGROUND, & TRANSPORTATION

Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 21

SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, FAMILY BACKGROUND, & TRANSPORTATION,

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TRANSPORTATION
Story of first cars seen in DeSoto & everyone running to main street to see them. Notes people's early fears of airplanes falling from the sky. Story of neighbor's car with no doors or roof.
RECOLLECTIONS
Story of grandmother stepping on her pet duck & killing it & neighbor's reaction.
FOOD & MEALS
Even in town most people had their own cows, chickens, & a garden. No need to go to the store for much. Description of their partially below ground root-cellar. Used sawdust as insulation. Mentions how many people dug a hole to store their food. Had ice-cream & ice-water occasionally. Ice blocks cut from river in winter.
FAMILY BACKGROUND
Mrs. Williams tells of her grandfather's occupation as a railroad. Conductor. Other stories of relatives, including future mother-in-law who made bread & took in boarders. Some people in town made carpets. Grandfather studied law in his time-off from a lawyer in Carbondale.